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By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Janice Luther) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Full LIVE Video on our Facebook) The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 23 at the DeKalb County Activities Building. The

By Marla Jones, Reporter DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Video Below) The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 11. The Commission discussed the Boozer Bridge Land Agreement between the Commission and the City of Rainsville. In exchange

Be Prepared

EMA Director Anthony Clifton briefed the DeKalb County Commission on their recent community engagement workshop and the need for more disaster preparedness. (Southern Torch) By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Full Live Video on Facebook) The DeKalb

(DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Hurricane Irma passed through the North Alabama area late yesterday, with rainy and windy conditions continuing through today. The storm caused havoc in Florida, and caused widespread

PHOTO: Pam Wilson, Fort Payne Health Sciences teacher, with the DeKalb County Commission, and Hannah and Curtis Tucker, who won the state CERT competition! (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Video at

Signing up for ‘Alert DeKalb’ is easily done through the County EMA’s website. The system alerted those in the path of the storm during the recent tornado.  By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — In times of

PHOTO: DeKalb County Emergency Management Director Anthony Clifton provides a brief to the county commission on the tornado damage and the county’s response at last week’s commission meeting. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE,

PHOTO: While DeKalb County didn’t reach the damage threshold for personal assistance, those affected do qualify for low-interest SBA loans. (File Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — At Tuesday’s meeting of the DeKalb County Commission, county

PHOTO: The Fox Mountain fire has burned a total of 1,971 acres in Alabama and Georgia combined. (Wildfire | USFWS/Southeast) By C. Campbell, Staff Writer cody@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — This fall, north Alabama is suffering from one of the

Featured image: Local resident Carolyn Martin of Fort Payne donated a charter bus to the DeKalb County Commission that will be utilized by both the DeKalb County Schools and EMA DeKalb Schools, EMA will share dual-purpose vehicle By Joseph M. Morgan